He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. – 1 John 4
Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett, as he continues his study of Ephesians, coming to chapter 4, verses 1-10.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) – Paul, Ephesians 4:1-10
Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in this sermon from Ephesians 3:1-13, from his recent series through the book of Ephesians.
Ephesians 3:1-13 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Through God’s grace, all who are in Christ are equal, fellow citizens, built up together as a habitation of God through the Spirit. Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in this message of grace from Ephesians chapter 2, verses 14-22. Continue reading →
Continuing his series through the Book of Ephesians, Pastor Vaughn Winslett speaks of the purpose of God to save outsiders to the nation of Israel, gentiles like most of us here in America! We praise God for choosing to save us, people who for centuries had no knowledge of Him. Continue reading →
Sometimes we just want to give up. But so many times, victory is found right after that moment when we must press forward, with extra effort, amidst the temptation to quit. In this message, Elder Joe Nettles shares accounts of believers who fainted not, and received great blessings.
Pastor Winslett continues his series on Ephesians, coming to chapter 2, verses 6-10. This beloved passage of scripture is emphatic: Salvation is by the grace – unmerited favor – of God! Listen and rejoice with us.
In the new birth, we’re raised to a position of spiritual life in Christ Jesus. In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett continues his study through Ephesians, coming to chapter 2 and the subject of spiritual quickening, also called the new birth.
Jesus Christ will return in supreme authority over creation and all men. His coming will be one of deliverance for all His elect children. While many words could be used to describe Christ coming in all His glory, one words in particular certainly applies: Exalted. That is, Christ Jesus will be exalted in that day.
God’s elect children, out of both the Jewish lineage and the Gentiles (non-Jews) have been predestinated unto the same inheritance! Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in this continuation of his recent series through Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians.
Ephesians 1:10-14 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:8-10, “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him…”
In this message, Pastor Winslett expounds on the knowledge imparted to us in the gospel. Continue reading →
Continuing his study through the book of Ephesians, Pastor Vaughn Winslett comes to verse 6, in which Paul plainly states that our salvation is “To the praise of the glory of his [God’s] grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” That is, knowing the truth of salvation by sovereign grace should cause us to praise God! Continue reading →
The Apostle Paul wrote that we are “predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett continues his series through the book of Ephesians, coming to the doctrine of Adoption. Continue reading →
God, before the foundation of the world, elected a people to be holy and without blame before Him in love. Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares this most fundamental bible doctrine in this message from Ephesians 1:4.
The last recorded words of Jesus in Mark’s gospel include the phrase “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Join our pastor, Vaughn Winslett, in this study of the context and application of these words of the Lord.
For us to be righteous in the sight of God, someone had to take our place as a recipient of God’s wrath. In this message from Genesis 22, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers how the Ram caught in the thicket foreshadows how Jesus is our substitutionary Saviour.
Last week, Pastor Winslett spoke on our positional sanctification, that is, the fact that God has set us apart for Holy usage. In this message, he speaks to the practical side of sanctification, setting ourselves apart for Holy usage. Continue reading →
Scripture teaches both a positional and an experiential sanctification, or setting apart. On one hand, we are sanctified by God. Yet we are also exhorted to set aside, or sanctify, ourselves for Holy use every day. In this sermon, Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares passages regarding God’s sanctification of His people.
In Acts chapter 13, the narrator (Luke) tells us that when Paul preached to the Gentiles, “as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” Pastor Vaughn Winslett expounds upon this text in today’s sermon, Ordained To Eternal Life.
Pastor Vaughn Winslett expounds on Isaiah 11, “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD…” Continue reading →
Many passages in the Old Testament foreshadow the person and work of Jesus Christ. In today’s message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers the price of a servant, from Exodus 21:32, and its foreshadowing of Christ being sold for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14). Continue reading →
James 4 teaches us that we are to draw nigh unto God. But, how does one actually do this? Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers how we draw nigh unto God, using our tongues to pray and praise, rather than speaking evil one of another. From James 4:8-17. Continue reading →
Why do divisions in the Church occur? Do we sometimes find ourselves lacking? Are we submitting to Satan, rather than to God? Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers these concepts as he continues his study of James, coming to James 4:1-10. Continue reading →
The tongue is the most difficult part of the human to control. Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in his exposition of James chapter 3, in which James warns against misusing the very part we use to praise God, our voice.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? – Jas 2:18-20 KJV
Message 7 in Pastor Vaughn Winslett’s series through the Epistle of James Continue reading →